It is so much fun finding artists to feature – This post is spotlighting an artist that I’ve written about previously – I originally featured Barb Walker back in 2016. I ran across some newer work on Instagram and had to share!
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Barb Walker – her paintings make me happy – and this painting in particular stood out to me. I LOVE the palette – these wonderful greens with the bits of orangeyness (i’m sorry, but that should be a word!) beneath – the shadows are wonderful and I love the thick strokes in the sky – palette knife? And the light… Wow! Take a look at Barb’s work – it’s fabulous and they just don’t come any nicer!
See more of Barb’s work via these links:
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❝Painting has given voice to the moments or places that capture something inside me.
I am naturally prone to being in the moment. Whether at my easel, or in the corner of a meadow working quickly, laying down color on a canvas, or scouting a country road to find that place and time when the light brings to life a field or house. Sometimes the sun streaming through a window stops me in my tracks while walking through a room. It’s in those moments that something stirs in me that just may spark the next painting.
Largely self-taught, much of my growth as a painter comes from putting in daily time at my easel. Harder to quantify are years of observing life – the turn of a creek though a field, standing at the edge of a marsh scanning the horizon for a flight of swans, or walking through the woods pushing leaves aside to uncover wildflowers. I seem to be hard-wired to ‘live in the present’ with an overwhelming urge to not miss those fleeting gifts in the busyness of life. I find inspiration from workshops, books, magazines, podcasts, and videos. What a great time to be a painter – such an endless array of resources!
Regular trips to the coast of Maine inspire much of what I love to paint. Between the ocean, the coast, the villages, and the galleries – it has a deep hold on me. I paint in the valley of the Cuyahoga National Park with a plein air group, the Saturday Painters; am a member of Ohio Plein Air Society; Oil Painters of America; and American Impressionist Society.❞
✍️ Until next time…